Randy Holmes / ABC via Getty Images, Sanja Bucko / Warner Bros. Pictures /Courtesy Everett CollectionGolding initially didn't want the role because he was a presenter and hadn't ever acted before. They were open to the idea of Golding auditioning for the role when the offer was made. It's going to be big. It was something I had heard about. It's going be amazing, but it's for someone other, someone else who's going bring the A-game. Someone else who's legitimate actor. Who the studio's going gamble on' because this is such a huge deal." Golding stated. He was confident that he would make a good match, and the rest is history.